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  • Tiny shul faces eviction threat

    By Lauren Bottner

    March 14, 2012 | 6:31 pm

    “I call it a hub, like the airlines, Mikhael Maimon said. “When people want help, they come through our doors. And when people want to help others, they come here.” Maimon is director of Kollel Rashbi Ari shul in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood. The shul got its start when the...

  • A mother fights for daughter’s rights

    January 11, 2012 | 6:44 pm

    Because of her father’s Zionist dream to convince American Jews to move to Israel, Hadassa Margolese spent her adolescent years in the Pico-Robertson area. Now it is Margolese’s own Zionist dream that has turned her and her 8-year-old daughter Na’ama into heroines of the fight...

  • Kosher Club closes its doors

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 14, 2011 | 11:13 am

    The sudden closure on Dec. 9 of Kosher Club, a warehouse-style kosher market on Pico Boulevard near La Brea Avenue, saddened but didn’t really surprise industry experts or the kosher consumers who had been shopping at the store since it opened in 1987.

    “What we are finding is...

  • Updated: Pico-Robertson and Valley Village Each Face Splitting in California Redistricting

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 20, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    New Congressional and State Assembly district maps released this week by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission show that the panel is considering lines that divide two neighborhoods that are home to many of Los Angeles’ Orthodox Jewish residents.

    In a working draft...

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  • Kosher wine shop a spirited addition to Pico-Robertson

    July 13, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Jewish wine enthusiasts in Pico-Robertson now have a specialty shop of their own where they can taste, talk about and buy kosher wines from all over the world. The Cask, which opened its doors in April, plans to offer more than 500 kosher wines and 125 scotches when fully stocked, in...

  • The new power of a Latino-Jewish coalition in L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 9, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    On a Shabbat afternoon in February, state Sen. Alex Padilla spoke on a panel at Young Israel of Century City (YICC), a large Modern Orthodox synagogue in Pico-Robertson. The event was co-organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Padilla knew what message...

  • Pico-Robertson’s pot prince

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2010 | 11:50 am

    In a way, medical marijuana dispensary owner Matthew Cohen is just another small businessman.

    For the past five years, he has been working diligently to grow his shop, The Natural Way of L.A., located on Pico just east of Fairfax. Cohen claims to carry the best-quality product in...

  • A Touch of France in Pico-Robertson

    March 16, 2010 | 5:26 pm

    Kosher food is wrongly stigmatized as being boring and bland because of the limitations the laws of kashrut impose on chefs. The prohibitions against eating certain animals and mixing milk and meat mean no cream sauce or butter for the meat dishes, no shellfish and — horror of...

  • They never run out of patients

    By David Suissa

    October 22, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    An Iranian Jewish girl was going through chemotherapy treatment -- which tends to suppress your appetite -- but one day, she got this craving for a lamb stew with carrots. Within an hour, someone was headed to the nearest Persian restaurant to get the dish and bring it to the girl....
  • Sermon of the Year

    By David Suissa

    October 9, 2008 | 11:15 pm

    There are many unique quirks in the Orthodox tradition, but few that I love more than the late-afternoon sermon on Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    Here in Pico-Robertson, it's the sermon many people wait for all year— the one that rabbis...

  • Neighbors oppose Chabad expansion on Pico

    By Jane Ulman

    September 24, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, head of Chabad of California, has a dream -- a block-long, five-story "village" on Pico Boulevard that would provide a girls day school and boarding school along with affordable, safe housing for Holocaust survivors and other elderly people and for teachers...
  • Thriving on the edge

    By David Suissa

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Is there any hope for peace in Israel? Are things getting better or worse? Does war and conflict dominate Israeli consciousness? After spending a week in the Holy Land with very little sleep and lots of Turkish coffee, talking to bright people from the left to the right, I can report...
  • Pico-Robertson named a Top Ten ‘hood, Court upholds SS guard’s deportation

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    Top 10 Jewish Neighborhoods Named

    California had two neighborhoods listed among the top 10 Jewish neighborhoods in North America. North/West Berkeley and Pico-Robertson made the list compiled by Jewish Living magazine.

    The magazine, in a story written by Lisa Alcalay Klug, said...

  • After raid, kosher meat in short supply

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 6, 2008 | 2:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Jacqueline Lankry doesn't know how she's going to fill her orders.

    Owner of her own kosher catering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lankry orders a box a week of meat and poultry from Agriprocessors, which runs the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse, where...

  • VideoJew gets shaved

    By Jay Firestone

    May 22, 2008 | 12:18 pm

    For the record, I didn't grow a beard for this video. I did it for God.

    But in keeping the Omer tradition, I realized this was a tremendous opportunity to educate the world about the promises and immense potential of a truly rewarding Lag B'Omer.

    But before I really develop that...

  • Tolerance Museum director doesn’t tolerate status quo

    By Elyse Glickman

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Museum of Tolerance is rarely the same experience twice, even with its permanent exhibits. New visuals, soundtracks and materials are added to keep the displays current and relevant. And while many people think of the museum as a "Jewish" institution, it is the "human" experience...
  • Menorah-mobile cruises the ‘Hood

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 7, 2007 | 12:27 pm


    The Pico-Robertson neighborhood in West Los Angeles (The Hood) is full of many wonderful things (see Jay’s post below), and today I saw a marvelous example as I drove to work —an SUV with a huge, lit Chanukah menorah on top.

    After some furious honking, waving and...

  • Eight days of Chanukah candle lighting - Day 4: Gino

    By Jay Firestone

    December 7, 2007 | 8:38 am

    For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big Pico Blvd. fan.  The road…the lights…the people—all Jewish, for the most part.  That’s why I decided to light Day 4 of the Chanukah candles there.  But on a street with so much culture, it might be surprising to you that I chose to light...

  • Briefs: Muggings mar Shabbat shalom in Pico-Robertson, ‘L.A. Eight’ case dropped

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Orthodox Rabbi, 2 Others Mugged

    For the first time since a rash of muggings in Pico-Robertson around Shavuot, three Orthodox Jews, including Rabbi Elazar Muskin of Young Israel of Century City, were held up at gunpoint on Oct. 26 as they walked home from Shabbat services.

    "It's a...

  • City Voice: Condo conversions cause casualties

    By Bill Boyarsky

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Late one afternoon, I visited an apartment house in Pico-Robertson, where the tenants are uneasily contemplating a fate increasingly familiar to renters - the conversion of their building to condominiums.

    I talked to Mary Ellen Satterfield, Brenda Lara and Rachel Minkove, who rent...

  • Not your grandfather’s shtibl

    By David Suissa

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As we walked back from shul on a recent Shabbat, my friend and neighbor David Myers asked me if I was "comfortable" with the service we had just attended.

    He asked me that question, because I'd mentioned that I'm not used to a service where they don't separate the men and the...
  • Muggings in Pico-Robertson raise concern in Orthodox community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, Mordechai Naor walked to Congregation Shaarei Tefila in the Fairfax district with a handgun as his companion. Six years after moving to the Pico-Robertson neighborhood and leaving those fears of mugging behind, Naor is considering re-kindling an old relationship.
    ...
  • L.A.: The New Israel

    By Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I was asked to go "learn about the L.A. Jews," my brother, hailing from Washington, D.C., suggested Canter's Delicatessen. But I quickly learned that according to true L.A. Jews, Canter's is not a Jewish place, not really, not L.A. Jewish.

    I arrived in Los Angeles for the...
  • A sweet 31-cent adventure

    By Julie G Fax

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    What can you get for 31 cents?

    It turns out a whole lot more than a bargain scoop of ice cream.

    I wasn't sure what impelled me to shlep out with my own and a few extra kids on a Wednesday evening to take advantage of Baskin-Robbins' 31 Cent Scoop Night.

    After all, the few dollars...
  • Hanging with the homeless at shul

    By David Suissa

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With about 40 people looking on, the elderly African American woman slowly got up and started singing a song she wrote:
    "You can go to church Sabbath mornings
    And shout out loud
    But you can't hold out 'til Mondays
    Before doing things wrong.
    Oh, oh, God have his eyes on you and me....
  • Jacob’s Ladders

    By Savid Suissa

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Every neighborhood has its gathering places.

    In my neighborhood, you'll find one if you head west on Pico Boulevard from Robertson Boulevard, past the ethnic aromas of the "center" hood and into the kosher Ice Blended Mochas of the "west" hood, where, right next to an Office Depot,...

  • Death in the Hood

    By David Suissa

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Laura Gitlin-Petlak was 48 when she died on Feb. 12 at her home in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood.

    The next day, a few blocks from her house, a couple hundred people jammed the premises of Aish L.A., an Orthodox synagogue and outreach center, for her memorial service.

    A neighbor...

  • Live in the ‘hood: lingering Shabbat

    By David Suissa

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I thought I understood the unique power of Shabbat, until I moved to the Pico-Robertson neighborhood a few months ago.

    It's not like I'm a novice on the subject. For several years, in the late '80s and early '90s in Venice Beach, I was part of an eclectic band of yuppie frummies who...

  • Pico-Robertson Live in the ‘hood: Little sukkahs, on the hillside, little huts made of ...

    By David Suissa

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You rise from your 300-thread cotton sheets and walk along your Carrera marble floors through the hand-crafted French doors that give out to a spectacular patio overlooking the city. Off to the side is a small, frail- looking structure that looks like an old hut, with palm leaves on...
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